Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia (@harlaani), the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2017 👑👸💖.
The 19-year-old bilingual kohanga reo teacher from Napier won the Entrepreneurial Challenge and top honours before the judging panel. She bested other 19 young women competed during an event held last Saturday at Skycity Theatre.
2nd: Brooke Houia
3rd: Shekinah delos Santos
4th: Dr Sarah Hensby-Bennett
5th: Holly Waghorn.
Harlem-Cruz will now represent New Zealand at the 66th edition of Miss Universe Pageant.